In the above photograph are those who attended the second session of the FCAP Workplace Seminar presented in Colombia, South America. The location for this was the church “Centro Cristiano Familiar – Iglesia Cristiana Cuadranguler” in Medellin. Thank you, Diego, for once again being available to facilitate this presentation … and thank you to the church for opening their doors for the training.
Why is it that we admire people who go to a solitary place for extended time for reflection, but give little recognition to those who fight the good fight of faith in the details of everyday life? Church history has an abundance of stories about people and movements who withdrew from the world and the routine of everyday life in order to meet God in a greater way. On a few different occasions, even our Lord withdrew from people and the crowd to pray. Though we may think highly of such spiritual withdrawal, it alone can produce an imbalanced life. Christ himself is portrayed in the Bible as regularly being among people who were distraught and struggled in the routine of life. Work may not be a place for tranquil reflections, but it is a place to find God more fully and reflect Him more brilliantly. (PMC) Consider: “When He saw the crowds, He had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then He said to His disciples, ‘The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore, pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest’” (Matthew 9:36-38).
This thought was written by Paul M. Curtas, General Director of FCAP.
Photo credits go to Martin Huber. Thank you, Martin, for capturing this so well.